Eliminating the waste in IT management through Active Management and Active Governance

Wednesday 15 April 2015

6.00pm - 9.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Free of charge to BCS Members. £15.00 (+VAT) for Non-Members


Whilst IT management practice has developed over the last 50 years the success rate associated with what organisations spend on IT is judged to have remained at about 35%. Furthermore, all of the evidence suggests that current methods are in many ways less suited to emerging technologies. The waste inherent in IT management systems has been a stubbornly persistent problem, it has become an urgent one, and there may now be a solution.

This will be the first time that the presenter has spoken publicly about his recent work. The presentation will describe the known problems associated with the current IT delivery model and why it is often the very cause of failure. The presentation will suggest an alternative approach to IT management and governance that is based on the Business and IT Relationship Model (BITRM), called Active Management, and the positive impact this could have on your business and the IT industry as a whole.

Active Management is provably correct, makes sense to business people, helps manage complexity, maps to current IT methods, links business agility to agile IT, redefines IT governance, and remains valid in the context of future technologies.

The same characteristics of the BITRM which make this a suitable management framework are also suited to automation. Automated IT service management systems are certain to become commonplace. Relevant to all business management, IT management, business/process engineering, agile development, and service management communities, they will become especially important to those involved in managing large or complex business and IT landscapes. Automated IT service management systems based on the BITRM, i.e. Automated Active Management, can be expected to eventually differentiate all IT service offerings. Progress towards operationalising the concept to create a management system and the development of the first of the Automated Active Management systems will be discussed.

Speaker profile:

Dr David Miller is the Managing Director of ITDYNAMICS Ltd, an IT business and management consultancy which was established in 1999. He has operated at C level for thirty years, has authored two books on ‘business-focused IT’, and in 2013 he was awarded a PhD from Middlesex University, London, for his contributions to IT management, IT governance and research methods. He currently specialises in agile and advanced IT management and IT governance systems for large or complex business and IT landscapes.

For more information contact David Miller: david_miller@itdynamics.co.uk

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